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Paramedic Training Program:

Entry Requirements, Accreditation, and More

New 1-year hybrid accelerated cohort begins Fall 2023

Applications accepted starting March 1, 2023.

Next 2-year cohort begins Fall 2024

Applications accepted starting March 1, 2024.

Contact Program Coordinator (doug.beitzel@garrettcollege.edu) for application materials.

Program Admission Requirements

Garrett College’s paramedic training program is a special admissions program; specific eligibility and admission requirements must be met before acceptance into the program. Prospective students must:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years of age prior to starting class clinicals.
  • Be a high school graduate (GED certificate accepted).
  • Be certified as an EMT (copy of card is required) prior to the first night of class.
  • Provide a current copy of his/her CPR card with the application.
  • Take an entrance exam to be administered by the training program.
  • Be in good health and submit proof of physical exam.
  • Provide two letters of reference – one from a person who knows the candidate personally and one professionally.
  • Submit to a background check.
  • Attend a personal interview with Program Directors, Program Coordinators, and the Lead Instructor. This committee will have the final approval for admission to the course. Final approval will be based collectively on results of testing, satisfying requirements, and the decision of this committee’s evaluation of the candidate.

The College reserves the right to revise program and admissions requirements as appropriate.

Approval & Accreditation

This training program is approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, effective September 2012 and 2017.

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Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS)
653 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD
(800) 762-7157
www.miemss.org
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org
Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)
8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
(214) 703-8445
(214) 709-8992 fax
www.coaemsp.org

Training Program Outcomes

The over-arching goal of the paramedic training program at Garrett College is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. In accordance with the requirements of Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), the Paramedic program at Garrett College is pleased to report the following data:

3 cohort average:

  • Retention: 82%
  • NRP Written pass rate: 74%
  • NRP Psychomotor pass rate: 95%
  • Maryland Paramedic pass rate 98%
  • Job placement: 95%
2014-2016 2016-2018 2018-2020
Retention 87% 78% 82%
NRP Written Pass Rate: 75% 65% 83%
NRP Psychomotor pass rate: 93% 95% 96%
Maryland Paramedic pass rate: 93% 100% 100%
Job Placement: 100% 90% 100%

Notes:

  • Our current program is a 2-year program with graduation on even years. As such, there were no graduates during the 2021 reporting year.
  • The 2022-2024 cohort is currently in session.
  • Outcomes are representative of the training portion of the AAS degree program and do not denote degree completion.

About the Program

Time to complete – Hybrid accelerate program: This training program operates on a one-year cycle. Students are admitted in the fall.

Location and schedule – Classes are held asynchronous online while meeting in person on Wednesdays from 8:00 am – 5pm, at the Career Technology Training Center in Accident, Md.

Clinical experience - A minimum of 576 hours of instruction is included in the two-year program, with additional 477 clinical hours scheduled by the student outside of class.

Connect with Us

For more information contact Doug Beitzel, Program Coordinator at doug.beitzel@garrettcollege.edu or by calling 301-387-3772.